Store comes up with new way to shop for children's clothes

Posted at 6:14 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 08:25:37-04

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — As retail stores in Ohio start to reopen, some people are still worried about going shopping, so one store is telling customers to stay at home while their employees shop for them.

Laura Lewis, the manager of the Anderson Township Once Upon A Child, said in addition to her employees regularly cleaning the store and wearing masks while working, they will also offer customers the option of staying at home while the employees select clothes for their kids.

"They call us, they say we need size boy 5, all athletic wear, so we'll say okay awesome," Lewis said. "We'll go out and ask them do they want a $30 box or a $50 box... we'll fill it up for them, we'll take a picture, send it to them. They like it, they pay for it through PayPal, they come pick it up. Easy as that."

Once Upon A Child is also still accepting gently used children's items as well, so people can still make a little bit of cash if they need it. However, people who want to sell Once Upon A Child items need to call the store to make an appointment to either drop off the items curbside or in the store.

If you do wish to sell some items, Lewis said clothes must be laundered before they are dropped off, and all items are sanitized at Once Upon A Child before they are put on the store shelves.

You can get into contact with Once Upon A Child by visiting their website here.